All three Division I athletic programs in the Sunflower State posted high marks in the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rates, released Wednesday afternoon.
The positive results mean Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State will avoid NCAA penalties in all sports.
Men’s cross country, women’s golf and volleyball posted perfect scores for Wichita State.
Four K-State teams posted perfect scores of 1,000 — men’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s cross country and volleyball.
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No Kansas teams received perfect scores, but the men’s basketball team led KU with a 995 mark after being honored last week with a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA for the eighth consecutive year. The award honors teams with scores in the top 10 percent nationally.
No Kansas, K-State or Wichita State teams were close to the minimum score of 930, which determines penalties.
In football, K-State scored a 976 and Kansas posted a 945. In men’s basketball, Kansas scored 995, K-State posted 980 and Wichita State scored 942.
Nationally, this year’s overall four-year average, 978, was up two points from last year’s record high. Men’s basketball came in at 961, a four-point jump over 2013-14. Football had a 956, a five-point increase in one year.
Scores are calculated for each team at each school, with athletes receiving one point each semester for being academically eligible and another point each semester for staying in school.
This year, 21 teams face postseason bans and 28l face other penalties. Last year, 42 teams had postseason bans and 70 faced other punishments.
No schools from the five power conferences or the Football Bowl Subdivision are facing punishments.
Five Football Championship Subdivision teams — Alabama State, Florida A&M, Gardner-Webb, Savannah State and Tennessee State —received postseason bans for poor APR scores. Men’s basketball teams at Alcorn State, Central Arkansas, Florida A&M and Stetson will also not be eligible for next year’s NCAA tournament.